SeaFeast celebrates local maritime heritage

Seafood fans from throughout the county attended the first-ever Bellingham  SeaFeast last weekend on September 30 and October 1.

The event kicked off at Marine Heritage Park, located on West Holly Street, on Friday and then Zuanich Point Park at Squalicum Harbor on Saturday.

Visitors were invited to compete for prizes in an international salmon grilling competition, take part in a multitude of maritime tours, and most importantly, munch on freshly-cooked seafood. More events took place throughout the weekend.

The event received $75,000 in funding from Bellingham’s lodging tax in May. Since then, staff and groups from throughout the county came together to organize the community festival.

To end the celebration, the public was invited to take part in the Grand SeaFeast Finale. At $90 a plate, the meal choices offered about 80 different types of seafood.

Photos by Janet McCall and Ruth Lauman.

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